Global Patent Index - EP 1096972 A2

EP 1096972 A2 2001-05-09 - TREATMENT USING ORIENTED UNIDIRECTIONAL DC MAGNETIC FIELD

Title (en)

TREATMENT USING ORIENTED UNIDIRECTIONAL DC MAGNETIC FIELD

Title (de)

VORRICHTUNG ZUR THERAPIE MITTELS EINES ORIENTIERTEN UNIDIREKTIONALEN MAGNETISCHEN GLEICHSTROMFELDES

Title (fr)

TRAITEMENT PAR CHAMP MAGNETIQUE CC UNIDIRECTIONNEL ORIENTE

Publication

EP 1096972 A2 (EN)

Application

EP 99951059 A

Priority

  • IB 9901812 W
  • US 11533098 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO0002619A2] A method of treating a patient living in a relatively weak magnetic field by using an oriented, unidirectional, DC magnetic field. The magnetic field is aligned to pass through the patient's body in substantially the same direction that the Earth's magnetic field did during the majority of recent cell division within the patient's body. The first step (20) is to determine what the orientation of the Earth's magnetic field has been with respect to the patient's body during cell division in the recent past. The next step (22) is to position the patient's body within a treating magnetic field. The magnetic field is oriented to correspond to the direction of the Earth's magnetic field determined in the first step. The magnetic field is constrained to prevent fringing magnetic fields from passing through any part of the patient's body in an obtuse direction with respect to the direction of the Earth's magnetic field.

[origin: WO0002619A2] A method of treating a patient who lives in a relatively weak magnetic field such as is naturally present by using an oriented, unidirectional, DC magnetic field. The magnetic field is aligned to pass through the patient's body in substantially the same direction that the Earth's magnetic field did during the majority of recent cell division within the patient's body. The first step of the present invention is to determine what the orientation of the Earth's magnetic field has been with respect to the patient's body during cell division in the recent past. The next step is to position the patient's body within a treating magnetic field. The magnetic field is oriented to correspond to some extent to the direction of the Earth's magnetic fields determined in the first step. The magnetic field is constrained to prevent fringing magnetic fields from passing through any part of the patient's body in an obtuse direction with respect to the direction of the Earth's magnetic field determined in the first step. The treating magnetic field has zero frequency and is at least 500 gauss in intensity at its weakest point within the portion of the patient's body to be treated.

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

A61N 2/02

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

A61N 2/00 (2006.01); A61N 2/02 (2006.01); A61N 2/04 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

A61N 2/02 (2013.01); A61N 2/008 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 0002619A3

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EPO simple patent family

WO 0002619 A2 20000120; WO 0002619 A3 20000413; AT 306968 T 20051115; AU 6363199 A 20000201; DE 69927816 D1 20051124; DE 69927816 T2 20060720; DK 1096972 T3 20060109; EP 1096972 A2 20010509; EP 1096972 B1 20051019; ES 2255307 T3 20060616; JP 2003521269 A 20030715; JP 4503837 B2 20100714; US 6210317 B1 20010403

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